Cards getting another prized JUCO star?

Former Washington safety James Sample - a four-star prospect out of high school - spent last season at a junior college. It appears he will spend his final two years at Louisville. Sample is reportedly set to enroll at U of L.

The University of Louisville landed a high school commitment and a huge transfer on Friday, but it appears that wasn't all for the Cardinals.

Former Washington safety James Sample, who was a four-star prospect out of high school, is reportedly also headed to Louisville.

One of Sample's former teammates at Washington tweeted congratulations to Sample for "signing with Louisville. The Big Samp is back."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Sample spent last season at American River College in California. He had been committed to Florida A&M but didn't sign and recently visited U of L.

Sample will be eligible to play this coming season for U of L and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

A standout at Sacramento, Calif., Grant Union High School, Sample was a U.S. Army All-American and the No. 256 ranked player as a senior. He picked Washington over Oregon, Arizona, California and several others.

In two years at Washington he played five games and had a shoulder injury that sidelined him as a freshman after two games.

Already in the signing class for U of L is former Washington defensive end Vio Patuvei, who was also playing at a JUCO last season.

Cardinal Authority will have more on the Sample situation as it unfolds.

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